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East London police investigating after 34-year-old man brutally murdered

By Yolanda Palezweni - Mar 29, 2017
East London police investigating after 34-year-old man brutally murdered

Police in East London have opened an investigation after a 34-year-old male was shot dead in his shack at Cambridge, East London, on Tuesday night.

According to the police, it is alleged that, at about 22:00 on Tuesday, five armed men demanded entry into the man's shack before forcing the door open when he refused.

“The suspects attacked him with sharp objects and shooting him, he sustained gunshot wounds on his upper body, “ said police spokesperson, Captain Mluleki Mbi.

He added that the victim died on the scene.

Captian Mbi said that local police are currently following strong leads and arrests are imminent.

Police have also appealed to local residents, who might have knowledge of the suspects, to come forward and assist in their investigation.

Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects is urged to contact crime stop or the nearest police station.